Rule of two minutes says: “If there is something that can be done in less than 2 minutes, do it immediately”
It is more convenient and sometimes even more profitable to do something at the same time, without postponing it for far away time.
For example, for 2 minutes you are able to write a short answer to an e-mail, or to look through the magazine trying to find an interesting material out, or to put a receipt for an apartment into a special folder with other documents.
And as a result your business, personal and activities improve constantly without any delays.
When should I use the rule of two minutes?
Of course, the rule should be applied at a time when it is really necessary. Universal principle, offered by David Allen in his book “Getting Things Done” is if you have any thing to do, it is up to you to decide whether you want to do it just now. And if it is really necessary, think how long it will take: more or less than 2 minutes. If less – do it immediately. If not – postpone to more convenient time.